Thursday, February 9, 2012

Atlas Holds The Collection

 

A Jar Of Rocks

While at my parent's last night, my mother reminded me that she'd offered up their vintage Atlas jar of rocks if I wanted it. Who am I to say no?
Number 1, I love beachcombed rocks. Number 2, I love the vintage Atlas jar.  I did tell her though, I might feel a little guilty as the breakthrough from the kitchen to the porch wouldn't be the same. That jar has sat on the counter of the breakthrough for as long as I can remember.

I got over the guilt. We even squeezed in the rock Dad had brought back from the beach yesterday.

Nope. No guilt.


One lone shell, but lots of spotted rocks, and a swirly one.


The jar is just perfect with its blue tint and old weather handle.


I don't know why I'm so obsessed with things found beachcombing, but I am. Hands up if you're obsessed with beachcombing finds or things you have to stick in your pocket when on a walk. The other day on a field walk with the dog, I actually stuck fur in my pocket to show Gar. Deer fur or coyote fur, we couldn't decide which. I didn't save it though.

Back to the jar, in addition to the one lone shell, there was also one lone marble.



I have no idea how that got in there.

Snow Moon

I have to say, I've been pretty impressed with the Snow Moon. I hope you've all gotten a glimpse wherever you are. I was out again this morning at 6:30 in my pajamas trying to get a better shot. Let's suffice it to say, I'm definitely putting a tripod on the 'must have' list.




Before I bid you adieu, I'd just like to thank Alicia over at BelleMaisonEtMoi for being so kind to feature my print yesterday. It made me very happy to be included in the company of some really wonderful artists.

Adieu mon ami,

21 comments:

  1. I have a whole cupboard filled with jars of pebbles...and the great thing about them - no guilt - they are free!! That said....I do think I probably have too many in captivity. One day, I shall let them roam free again....but just not yet. Oh!! Any your lovely prints arrived today! Thank you - in perfect condition too.

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    1. too funny.............she will let them roam free again. :) Glad the prints made across the pond in good shape. I was going to send you a few selections from my last beachcombing expedition, but I didn't want them to get crushed in the print mailer and ruin the prints. I'll ship them off on their own at some point.

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  2. What a beautiful jar of goodies! And you are so welcome for the feature...thanks for the shout out!!
    Alicia

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    1. total score! it's now sitting on my living room front windowsill

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  3. Love it! We collect rocks at our house. It started years ago...my stepdad started giving us one rock (which he would wrap in wrapping paper) every Christmas. The tradition still stands and secretly makes me soooo happy.

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    1. Hi Amy! so, I guess the rock collecting is more popular than I knew. I just love all the colors, patterns, textures.....I LOVE that tradition!!! Thanks for sharing. Happy to find your blog today.

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  4. What a wonderful treasure to be at your home now! Each time you look at it I'm certain you will be flooded with memories of seeing at your parents'. When we vacation small shells and pebbles from our walks on the beach always seem to find there way home with us. Happy Thursday..xo HHL

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    1. Isn't it? Put it right where I'll see it everyday. Honestly, even if I forget that I've put a few beach rocks or shells in my pockets, the next time I wear the same jacket I always get a handful of sand and treasures.

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  5. I saw the moon this morning too.... and ran for the camera too lol. It was so beautiful peeking between the snowy trees. I didn't know it was called a Snow Moon. Makes sense! :)

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    1. So, are you saying I'm not the only crazy pajama lady? Honestly, the people who commute via our road must think I'm a nut........of course, they're right. However, that's besides the point. Bet it was so pretty with snowy trees!

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  6. Love this...and your photos are great! I've got a few of those jars that were in my first house when I bought it (the house was an estate, and going through everything, through all the "stuff" left in the house was like Christmas morning over and over again) every day we found something interesting! - well at least I found something interesting - my husband seemed to just want to throw much of it away. I was like, nooooo, I need this! I need that too! In any case, Yes, send me a photo of the plate you broke if you could, that would be great. I hate to have you send it if it's something I can't use (some pieces are too heavy, etc) my email is sales@dishfunctionaldesigns.com
    I have a question for you too - how did you get the "follow me on Pinterest" button on the right margin? Is it a gadget? Can you direct me to where I can find it for my blogspot blog? I need that button!
    Thanks! Laura

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    1. Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT let him throw them away! Or do as Cari-Jane is planning at some point and 'release them back to the wild'. Personally, I have no plans of doing that.....LOL.

      I will definitely take a picture of the broken plate and email you. No worries if it doesn't work for you.

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  7. Forget the Pinterest part of my last post - I figured it out! : )

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    1. Glad you found it. I would have had to searched because it was awhile since I did it, but it was a via a tutorial from one of our etsy blog teammates.

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    2. I only added the "follow me pin from Pinterest, but I then realized I also need the small "pin this" button - I will search the blog team forum and see if I can find it.

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    3. I found the tutorial.........it was on JuliAnn Art!

      http://www.julieannart.com/2011/10/how-to-add-pinterest-button-to-all-blog.html

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    4. Awesome! Thank you! I will go and check it out now. Have a great weekend!

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  8. I've been obsessed with decorative jars of rocks since watching the movie "Somethings Got to Give." I loved that she collected those beautiful jars of white stones. It's such a pretty and fun decor item to make.

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  9. Great jar, very retro! I love collections like that, collections that grow over time. They feel more meaningful than instant collections.

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